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Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby icarusinbound on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:01 pm

Was it just me. or was the forum unavailable for a long time, and showing a HTTP Error 500 Internal server error?? :wacko:
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby fakeologist on Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:46 pm

icarusinbound wrote:Was it just me. or was the forum unavailable for a long time, and showing a HTTP Error 500 Internal server error?? :wacko:


It was for me too. Too much publicity from two radio shows I guess. ;)
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby brianv on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:19 pm

Oh good we're back! :angry:
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby simonshack on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:40 pm

abirato wrote: Too much publicity from two radio shows I guess. ;)


I guess so ! :lol:
We' got 'punished' for 18 hours. How pathetic ! :rolleyes:

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Here's the curt response I finally got from our Swedish server this afternoon:

Hi,

Sorry about the downtime, your web page is online again now. The server
will be more stable now.


Very informative! :angry:
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby Heiwa on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:51 pm

I would not worry too much. Server is in an abandoned atomic bomb shelter (for locals)/military HQ inside a mountain of northern Sweden where, surprisingly, it snows this time of year and power lines are cut south/north and roads are blocked and, surprisingly, local repair crews cannot get out because it snows and, after all, it is nicer to stay inside. :)
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby brianv on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:45 pm

Sorry about the downtime, your web page is online again now. The server
will be more stable now.


Web Page? :rolleyes:
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby Heiwa on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:43 pm

I was baby sitting my grandchild this evening but the mother/my daughter didn't show up at the right time. The cable TV (Gully Ch 18 for kids) then suddenly stopped - no connection - so we played some old fashioned games after dinner. Daughter called and said car - brand new Audi - didn't start. Audi, good service, sent somebody to kick-start the car to get to the garage (around the corner) to investigate. I was told the car is controlled by satellite that had stopped the car! :o Audi still tries to call the satellite to allow the car to run. TV? I haven't bothered to see if it works. I seldom watch TV. Strange world. Maybe snowing somewhere.
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby brianv on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:07 am

Simply "why" is the question I would be asking the webhost! Aren't they in breach of contract or some such?
Failure to provide the service that was paid for, without the courtesy of an explanation!

We are sorry that your webpage wasn't available! A-holes.
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby agraposo on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:30 pm

Again the forum was unavailable (at least in my location) since yesterday evening until today morning!
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby brianv on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:04 pm

agraposo wrote:Again the forum was unavailable (at least in my location) since yesterday evening until today morning!


Same here!
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby hoi.polloi on Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:45 pm

PRQ answered an unrelated question to why the servers are down -- but nothing yet on what actually causes us to be out of service.

Simon, nonhocapito and I are working on transferring the forum. Don't fret.
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby lux on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:12 pm

Wasn't the recent down time coincident with the starting of the Newtown thread?
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby simonshack on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:28 pm

lux wrote:Wasn't the recent down time coincident with the starting of the Newtown thread?


For the record, here are three 'concidental' (MAJOR) downtimes CLUESFORUM has endured so far:

- A few hours after the alleged OSLO bombing (the Breivik affair)

. A few minutes after the start of the last broadcast of the final SPACE SHUTTLE launch (STS135)

- A few hours (or less) after the alleged NEWTOWN 'massacre'
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby AmongTheThugs on Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:45 pm

I'm getting that error screen on a regular basis now.
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Re: Forum down for 18hrs??

Postby lux on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:07 pm

simonshack wrote:
lux wrote:Wasn't the recent down time coincident with the starting of the Newtown thread?


For the record, here are three 'concidental' (MAJOR) downtimes CLUESFORUM has endured so far:

- A few hours after the alleged OSLO bombing (the Breivik affair)

. A few minutes after the start of the last broadcast of the final SPACE SHUTTLE launch (STS135)

- A few hours (or less) after the alleged NEWTOWN 'massacre'


Very interesting indeed!
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